Dear Colleagues, distinguished members of the Balkan Stomatological Society
It is a great honor and pleasure to be elected by you to serve as the President of the Balkan Stomatological Society (BaSS) for the years 2017-2019. Thanks to the visionary leaders that preceded me in this position, who worked with enthusiasm to bring BaSS in its twenty second year since its establishment in 1996, we are now a well established scientific and professional Society in the Balkan area with an annual Scientific Meeting held in a different Balkan country every year. Our Scientific Publication the “Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine” with three issues every year is now an open access Journal disseminating the scientific work of researchers and clinicians to the entire world.
The Balkan Stomatological Society (BaSS) was established in Thessaloniki, Greece thanks to the efforts of some enthusiastic colleagues from all the Balkan Countries that shared the vision of having a scientific society for dentists residing and working in the Balkan area in order to bring them closer together and provide them the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise.
Being involved actively with the BaSS administration for more than ten years I believe I can help the society grow and further develop within the Balkan countries. In view of this growth an effort is being made to remove barriers for membership and provide benefits for the membership by initiating the first amendment of the Society’s constitution and regulations since its establishment. On behalf of the Council of BaSS I wish to invite everyone who is a dentist and is practicing in a Balkan country, to join the society and share the opportunity to meet with other colleagues, exchange scientific knowledge, exchange professional concerns and make long lasting friendships because that’s what BaSS is all about.
With kind regards,
Professor Norina Forna
President of the Balkan Stomatological Society